PHOTOS: The Samaná Peninsula of the Dominican Republic
I’ve been dying to share more photos of the gorgeous Samaná Peninsula, where I spent the month of June.
From Samaná town to Las Galeras and Las Terrenas, this northeastern tip of the DR is one of the most stunning corners of the island, if not the entire Caribbean region. So stunning that many American and European reality TV shows and movies were filmed here. Think rugged cliffs and mountains hugging the turquoise Atlantic Ocean and diamond-white beaches–some on the world’s best lists, like Playa Rincon–bluffs blanketed in coconut palm trees, jade rivers and waterfalls, offshore islands and national
parks. The landscape is just breathtaking, and the pace of life as slow as is expected in most of Samaná’s fishing villages. Last but not least, it’s home to a population made up largely of descendants of African Americans–from Philadelphia, beginning in the 19th century–and European immigrants.
These and more images will likely appear in my first edition of Moon Dominican Republic, to be released in the Fall of 2015–along with all my best tips for exploring this stunning, less crowded northeastern tip of the Dominican Republic. (P.S.: jetBlue flies into Samana’s El Catey airport)
In the meantime, there’s more work and running around to be done! My next stop is Puerto Plata. As always, you can follow along my DR journey on Instagram.
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